Purslane, Green

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35 days. Low, crawling plant produces tender stems and juicy leaves that are excellent added to salads. Purslane is a powerhouse of plant nutrition, and considered one of the richest sources of omega 3 fatty acids in the plant world. This juicy and totally delectable succulent type plant adds dimension to dishes with its pleasing salty, slightly sour flavor. Appreciated as a potherb in Europe since antiquity, somehow purslane does not enjoy the same fanfare in America, which is a shame as the leaves are known to contain more vitamin A than almost any plant and the culinary potential is boundless! A popular green in Mexico that was favored by Jere’s Hispanic grandmother. Also used in herbal healing plans.

  • 6-12 hours of Sun
  • Sprouts in 14-21 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 70-85 Degrees F
  • Seed Depth: Surface Sow
  • Plant Spacing: 9-12"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Portulaca oleracea

Growing Tips: Tender perennial that self-sows easily. Surface-sow, gently pressing into soil as light aids germination. Harvest before blooming to limit plants' spread.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 300
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